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 The DVM Program at Colorado State University prepares students for careers in the veterinary field in a world-class facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.

DVM Degree Program

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences annually admits approximately 138 new students to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program, culminating in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Admission to the veterinary medicine program at Colorado State is open to all students. Hands-on experience, from day one, alongside world-class faculty in an atmosphere designed to help you succeed make the Colorado State University veterinary program unique.

Program of Study

  • Years 1 and 2 include comprehensive biomedical veterinary sciences and veterinary education and hands-on clinical experiences on CSU’s main campus.
  • Years 3 and 4 work side-by-side with exceptional clinicians at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital through a series of specialty rotations. Students are full care team members, not bystanders.
  • In the future, consider a three-year specialty residency or a PhD.

DVM News & Announcements

  • shine, miniature horse, ortho pets
    A miniature horse named Shine has a new spring in his step after receiving a rare prosthetic hoof at our Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The little horse had amputation surgery to remove a mangled rear hoof, then received a device that allows him to walk – and even trot!​​
  • todos santos
    Colorado State veterinary students may gain unique experience through newly established externships based at the CSU Todos Santos Center. The ongoing program fulfills requests for more international and hands-on training.
  • patrick succo navajo dvm student
    Navajo veterinary student Patrick Succo is back home, teaching Native American high-schoolers about animal care to boost their skills and motivate them to attend college. It’s part of a new outreach effort launched by our DVM Program.
  • dvm awards, graduation
    During the 2016 Hooding Ceremony that preceded graduation for veterinary students, 34 of our 130 DVM graduates received special honors, and Dr. Will Pass delivered a memorable speech to comrades during four years of veterinary school. ​

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​1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1601

​(970) 491-7052


CVMBS Main: (970) 491-2250
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Fax: (970) 297-1205